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Synonyms for starting

a turn to be a starter (in a game at the beginning)


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(especially of eyes) bulging or protruding as with fear

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appropriate to the beginning or start of an event

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Hunt writes: This startingly counter-intuitive finding was catnip to conservatives [and] Hanushek soon became an expert witness for the defence at hearings ...
With Stack ensconced in Monrovia and Brabazon advancing toward the capital with the startingly youthful rebel LURD (Liberians United for Reconciliation and Democracy) army, the stage is set for a bloody urban shootout, in the days and hours before the confrontation, helmers dig deeper into Liberian life and the larger geopolitical picture.
More startingly, its nearest rival the Cardiff Barfly lagged 57 per cent behind - the biggest ever margin in this poll.
Although not as startingly new as it presumes to be, it is thoughtful and insightful.
Perhaps the biggest surprise of the early part of the show was a seldom-seen early Monet, Jar Of Peaches (1866, Staatliche Kunstsammlungen, Dresden), a small, golden-hued picture that seemed startingly modern, with its boldly cropped vertical jar of fruit and low viewpoint.
His thinking about the spiritual life is startingly consistent and complete.
In 1998, Crittenden subjected the pro--working mother book, A Mother's Place, by journalist Susan Chira, to a startingly ad feminam thrashing in National Review.
(30) What might be more enigmatic, and revealing regarding Leiris's influence on Ponge, is a most unusual recording by Ponge: instead of the wide gap, the quasi-interruption of writing while Leiris was there, we find in the two entries of `Pochades' that follow Leiris's departure, two "phrases du demi-sommeil," the second one evoking a startingly familiar figure: Demeter.
Odd, too, is Kirkeby's palette of color: from the beginning the eye is assaulted by a Fauve-like mix of orange and emerald, startingly interrupted by one costume in royal blue and another in scarlet.
Today sees the inaugural running of what has startingly become the richest juvenile event in Europe, with a prize fund of pounds 359,800; pounds 179,900 to the winner right down to pounds 8,995 for the 10th horse.
Like many 60s bands they can at least rely on the pull of nostalgia to fill concert venues and if tonight's gig won't offer anything startingly new it will at least have the virtue of reassuring familiarity.